Weight Loss

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadoptropin) 

HCG is a hormone present in both men and women.  It has been found to be produced in great amounts in the placenta of pregnant females to aid in the control of vital metabolic functions.  In non-pregnant women and men, on-going research is suggesting that HCG similarly increases metabolism similar to a pregnant female by helping the body release calories stored in fat.  

The use of HCG for the medical management of obesity is based on the extensive research completed in 1954 by world renowned physician Dr. A.T. W. Simeons.  Dr. Simeons studied extensively and found that in addition to a specific diet, HCG can help safely speed up weight loss.  HCG is believed to break down your abnormal body fat, causing you to lose inches.  At the same time, it protects your body's good fat and muscle from depleting.  This means you can go on a low calorie food plan and lose weight without the typical problems such as muscle loss and sagging skin.

HCG is FDA approved for treatments other than weight management, and is therefore used Off-Label.  Extensive research is on-going around the world with favorable findings.  HCG can be administered via injection and sublingual.


Lipotropics

Lipotropic nutrients are a class of natural ingredients that play an important role in the body's usage of fat.  These compounds enhance the liver and gallbladders role by decreasing fat deposits and speeding up metabolism of fat and its removal.  The lipotropics ingredients include:  methionine, inositol, and choline.


L-Carnitine

L-Carnitine is an amino acid which is required for the transport and breakdown of body fat for the generation of metabolic energy.  Studies show that oral L-Carnitine supplementation can decrease fat mass, increase muscle mass, and reduce fatigue (University of Maryland Medical Centre, 2002).  Like most nutritional supplements, a high dose is needed when taken orally to produce any efficacy since so little is absorbed during digestion.  When administered via injection, nutrients like L-Carnitine are abdorbed approximately 10 times better.


Methylcobalamin

Also known as vitamine B12, Methylcobalamin is the form which is most bio-available which means it is readily absorbed and used by the body once injected.  Many over the counter B12 supplements consist of Cyanocobalamin, also a cobalamin, which must first convert to methylcobalamin within the liver for the body to have any use for it.  Supplementing with methylcobalamin while following a low calorie diet can increase alertness and energy, as well as supply the body with what it needs for healthy cellular growth and function.  Vegetarians expecially benefit from methylcobalamin since this compound tends to be prevalent in meat proteins.  Methylcobalamin is a cobalamin used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.  Methylcobalamin has been advocated to protect the congnitive function of patients suffering from depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, stroke, and ALS.